Using the ‘fancy plates’

You know the ones I mean. The ones being saved for when Royalty pays a visit. Well I don’t think they’re coming. I know some are saved for Christmas but that’s only once a year. Price per use on that is well…a lot. If I were fancier, would I use the fancy plates more often?Continue reading “Using the ‘fancy plates’”

Where We Can Still ‘Shop Small’

I follow a lot of small businesses and love that they offer different things compared to what you can get on the high street. ‘Fast shopping’ is what I’m going to call it, a little like fast fashion but for everything else like homewares, accessories, baby items. I could go on of course there’s loads!Continue reading “Where We Can Still ‘Shop Small’”

Buying Consciously at Christmas

I love Christmas shopping more than any other kind. I think the festive music in shops, the fact that people are celebrating at the same time and it means I get to wrap lots of presents at the same time. I’m sure I will not be alone when I say that I love Christmas shoppingContinue reading “Buying Consciously at Christmas”

Why slow living doesn’t mean missing out

You know those minimalist shots that you see on Instagram or those ideas in your head that slow living is all second hand, mismatched and old? Well I’m saying it doesn’t have to be. I’m a little unsure as to why it’s even been portrayed in this way and it took me a while toContinue reading “Why slow living doesn’t mean missing out”

FOMO, Sustainability and Minimalism

When we live in a world where we not only see our friends wearing a new top we can see a hundred people on the internet also wearing a new top. And that sometimes, with no surprise, can make us want a new top. This is why even when I really wanted to be moreContinue reading “FOMO, Sustainability and Minimalism”

Shopping Sustainable Fashion (and why sometimes we can’t)

There are so many pro’s to shopping sustainable fashion and some of it doesn’t have to break the bank either, sometimes it’s just about making the conscious decision when given the chance. Shopping sustainably doesn’t require much effort either (sometimes none at all!) so I’ve popped some options below to shop more sustainably – andContinue reading “Shopping Sustainable Fashion (and why sometimes we can’t)”

What ‘Buy Consciously’ means to me

I’m talking more and more about how I want to ‘buy consciously not constantly’ so today I thought I’d expand a little on what I actually mean by it. It’s quite a wide variety of intentions summed up in a short phrase so here we go. Sustainability When I can browse the rails in charityContinue reading “What ‘Buy Consciously’ means to me”

How to Sustainably Shop Black Friday

Anyone else getting emails left, right and centre about the latest Black Friday offers? Yep, me too. I think it is a great way of saving a bit of money on Christmas gifts which I’m sure is something no one would turn their nose up at but there are a few ways we can beContinue reading “How to Sustainably Shop Black Friday”

Returning to my Favourite Beauty Brands

This post contains affiliate links. As you may see I don’t actually take about beauty that much on here. It isn’t because I don’t like or use it, because I do. I developed a love of beauty and skincare after a Media Makeup Course and from working in spas and have found many products thatContinue reading “Returning to my Favourite Beauty Brands”